Demi Moore settles Australian snaps spat out of court
Hollywood film star Demi Moore will not be called to give evidence in a Melbourne court after an Australian gossip magazine agreed to settle out of court a dispute over the ownership of photographs taken at an Oscars afterparty in 2008, dpa reported.
A lawyer for the 47-year-old US actress said Monday that settlement terms were yet to be agreed upon with Pacific Magazines, the publisher of New Idea magazine.
It is not known whether Moore is in Australia or whether she did not leave the United States as a publicist said she would.
The post-Oscars party was organized by Moore and singer Madonna and held at the Los Angeles home of Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary.
Moore lodged a claim in 2008 stating the magazine breached her copyright when it published the pictures without her permission.
Moore, married to fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, appeared in Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal and Disclosure.
In 1991, a heavily pregnant Moore won worldwide attention when she appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
Federal Court Judge John Middleton said Moore would no longer be required in court.
"From the media interest, it appears there will be a large number of disappointed fans [now] that Ms Moore will not be attending tomorrow to give evidence," he said.